Toronto IndyCar: Rosenqvist leads Power in warm-up

Felix Rosenqvist maintained his sparkling form throughout the Honda Indy Toronto weekend by topping raceday warm-up ahead of Will Power who appeared to have made a breakthrough in terms of setup.

Rosenqvist, who will start from third in this afternoon’s race, lapped the 1.786-mile street course in 59.947sec at 107.255mph, approximately one tenth faster than Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda teammate Scott Dixon who will start second.

But the pair were split by Power’s Team Penske-Chevrolet, which will be starting 15th due to the three-time Toronto winner’s struggles throughout practice and qualifying.

Graham Rahal’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda kept Josef Newgarden and polesitter Simon Pagenaud down in fifth and sixth, while Alexander Rossi half-spun his Andretti Autosport-Honda into the tires at Turn 8 but without damaging the car.

Colton Herta, like Power, is starting atypically low on the grid (16th) but finished the session in eighth ahead of the second RLLR car of Takuma Sato and Spencer Pigot of Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet.

The Honda Indy Toronto is due to start at 3.40pm local (Eastern) time.

1 Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing2559.9469  107.255
2 Will Power Team Penske2859.95990.01300.0130107.232
3 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing191’00.04180.09490.0819107.085
4 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing281’00.07870.13180.0369107.020
5 Josef Newgarden Team Penske271’00.11190.16500.0332106.961
6 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske241’00.42580.47890.3139106.405
7 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport231’00.47160.52470.0458106.324
8 Colton Herta Harding Racing231’00.49570.54880.0241106.282
9 Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing231’00.53350.58660.0378106.216
10 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing231’00.57240.62550.0389106.147
11 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport191’00.59360.64670.0212106.110
12 Sébastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing231’00.64570.69880.0521106.019
13 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport191’00.65550.70860.0098106.002
14 Ed Jones Ed Carpenter Racing231’00.67600.72910.0205105.966
15 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports241’00.70240.75550.0264105.920
16 Zach Veach Andretti Autosport231’00.84390.89700.1415105.674
17 Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing211’01.00891.06200.1650105.388
18 Sage Karam Carlin221’01.01221.06530.0033105.382
19 Tony Kanaan A.J. Foyt Enterprises211’01.02961.08270.0174105.352
20 Max Chilton Carlin251’01.11371.16680.0841105.207
21 Marcus Ericsson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports231’01.45101.50410.3373104.630
22 Matheus Leist A.J. Foyt Enterprises211’01.49461.54770.0436104.556

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